“The Higher Education Sustainability Initiative attracted hundreds of endorsers and commitments from 250 universities in about 50 countries. This initiative is transformative, global in reach and could reach thousands of graduates from universities and business schools.”
UN SG Ban Ki-moon – feedback of Rio+20 - June 28th 2012
Regional / National Expert Committee (RNEC)
Each RNEC comprises regional/national higher education organizations. To date, those organizations are representing 18 countries/regions.
Senior Advisory Board (SAB)
SAB comprises UN entities, HESI endorsers and international academic networks.
The Rio+20 Conference highlighted the role that Higher Education Institutions bear in the pursuit of sustainable development. One of the most relevant questions is now, how can universities be sure that they are producing sustainability literate graduates?
The “Sustainability Literacy Test” will be a tool for the assessment and verification of the sustainability literacy of HEI students when they graduate...
The Sustainability Literacy Test is a Multiple Choice Questionnaire. 50 MCQ’s are randomly selected out of a wide range covering the basic knowledge on sustainable development and individual and Organisational sustainability and responsibility. Of those questions, 2/3 are aimed at the Supra/International level (global warming for instance) and 1/3 aimed at the national/regional level (i.e. local regulations and laws, culture and practices)...
Beyond the voluntary contributions of several institutions, the deployment of this assessment is possible thanks to the support of the Foundation for Sustainable Leadership (Kedge Business School) and Degetel.It is also by other institutions and international Organisations including UN agencies, academics, practitioners, corporates, and civil society Organisations